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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

 25 July 2015 at 15:00 

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Ulrich Heinen cello
Hilary Summers contralto
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Franck Ollu conductor

French conductor Franck Ollu makes his Proms debut, directing the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in the first of two concerts celebrating composer Pierre Boulez’s 90th-birthday year. Boulez’s own Notations – written while he was still a student – sits alongside his Dérive 2, both works embedded in the ‘family tree’ of a composer whose works interconnect in ever-evolving ways.

The concert also features Wanderlied for cello and ensemble by Boulez’s French-American contemporary Betsy Jolas, as well as music by two young composers new to the Proms: Shiori Usui and Joanna Lee.

Pierre Boulez : Notations 2, 11 & 10; La treizičme (arr. J. Schöllhorn)
Shiori Usui : Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.
Betsy Jolas : Wanderlied
Joanna Lee : Hammer of Solitude
Pierre Boulez : Dérive 2

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